Dr. Shirley Raines
Dr. Shirley Raines, the first woman president of the University of Memphis, served for 12 years in the role. Now, as president emeritus, she is a speaker, consultant and author. Growing up on a small cotton farm in West Tennessee, her career journey went from preschool teacher to the first woman president of the University of Memphis.
Shirley uses humor, examples, insights, challenges and concrete strategies to inspire and inform audiences from the podium, the classroom and the boardroom. Described as "powerful, prepared and personable," her two focus areas are leadership development and the value of education in society.
Based on her wealth of experiences, Dr. Raines is the consummate energizer of leaders and their teams. For seven years, she shared her leadership stories, challenges and pitfalls at Harvard’s Institute for New Presidents and Chancellors. Now, Shirley is in demand to work with non-profits, corporations, foundations and professional associations to inspire, inform and challenge leaders, team members and citizens. Whether in the board room or from the conference podium, she conveys her leadership stories with humor, dignity and style.
As a motivational speaker, Bob Rathbun literally talks the talk. His life has become the reflection of his message. When he was a pre-teen, he identified his dream to become a sportscaster.
Then he found ways to fulfill that dream... and how is that dream working out for him?
He has earned nine Emmy awards, eight Sportscaster of the Year honors, and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Atlantic Coast Conference. His Alma Mater, Catawba College, presented to him the distinguished Alumni Award and inducted him into their Sports Hall of Fame. He is the voice of the NBA Atlanta Hawks, the WNBA Atlanta Dream, SEC Football as well as ACC Basketball and Baseball.
As impressive as his sportscasting awards and career are, that’s not all there is to Bob’s story. The obvious inspirational call on his life extends beyond sportscasting. During his career, Bob has worked with and interviewed hundreds of athletes, coaches and administrators and as a result, Bob was able to identify and achieve an additional dream – that of being a motivational speaker.
Jason Richardson, PsyD., MBA
Dr. Richardson is no stranger to danger or high pressure situations. World Champion and Pan Am Games Gold Medalist, Jason takes the “extreme” lessons learned as a Pro BMX Cyclist and translates them in to the Psychological principles we all can use for success in business, sport, and life.
Jason is known for wit, wisdom, and rubber-hits-the-road way of delivering the application of psychology for success. His original material draws from his Experiences as a laborer on his dad’s construction sites, his years as a professional athlete, and his formal education in business and psychology. This unique blend of experiences produces high-energy messages that bring in his listeners and provides Jason with opportunity to relate to individuals in the audience on a personal level that resonates with everyone. People leave his talks inspired, motivated, and equipped to take action immediately,
Rene is a renowned behavioral and organizational change expert, leadership advisor, world class sales trainer & dynamic keynote speaker. Rene has shared the stage with the likes of Tony Robins, Lou Holtz, Ben Stein, Roy Firestone and Jeffery Gitomer.
For the last 20 years and over 100,000 people trained in his methodologies, Rene's experience has been bridging the gap in applying behavioral psychology and neuroleadership to solve some of the toughest challenges in Leadership, Sales and Change. Rene's engaging speaking style backed, by his scientific approach, makes him a top rated speaker at every event.
As an entrepreneur and CEO of multiple companies, Rene brings a practical business approach while inspiring his audiences to take action.
Rene has been named to the 40 under 40 list for 5 years straight and has been a trusted adviser to leadership teams at Coca-Cola, Liz Claiborne, Medtronic, Nestle', Microsoft, Bank of America and Cargill. A captivating, high-energy speaker, Rene is in high demand for annual events, conventions, and keynotes speeches. He was featured on the Cover of the Niche Report Magazine and has authored dozens of magazine articles about Sales, Leadership and Change.
Dr. Randy Ross
Randy is founder and CEO (Chief Enthusiasm Officer) of Remarkable! Randy is a “craftsman of culture and a catalytic coach,” who inspires elevated performance. A master of cultural transformation, Dr. Ross has a unique understanding of employee engagement and offers practical solutions for increasing both the morale and performance of your teams.
If you want to move your organization beyond Great to Remarkable!, where personal initiative and innovation are characteristic, then Dr. Ross can help your team members understand how they can create value in every endeavor. Randy is the author of Remarkable!, a leadership parable that illustrates the power of applied axiology to guide organizations toward the creation of a more compelling and collaborative culture, based upon Value Creation. Randy wrote the book with David Salyers, VP of Marketing, Chick-fil-A.
Spending time in both the for-profit and not-for-profit worlds, he has traveled throughout the United States and internationally as a speaker, consultant and coach, building teams and developing leaders. A compelling communicator, Dr. Ross has the keen sensitivity to speak to the heart of leaders and inspires elevated performance among teams.
MOTIVATION | TEAM BUILDING | LEADERSHIP
Dean Rosson is a national award winning speaker that inspires, motivates, and entertain your audience. In his high-energy presentation, Dean reveals the powerful strategies to increase energy, boost productivity, and think clearer. Your wellness goals are just the beginning. Studies have proven healthy, active people live longer, are more successful, avoid disease, and enjoy life more than their unhealthy counterpart.
Dean Rosson presents a motivating and highly effective strategy to increase energy, think clearer, reverse aging, and be more productive.
John is ranked #1 in sales in the 70-year history for one of the largest direct sales companies in the world. His ranking and broken records still stand among the 1 Million+ distributors that have walked through their doors.
His firm specializes in teaching fast growing service firms how to stand out, be memorable and become even more referable through GIFTOLOGY: The Art & Science of Using Gifts to Cut Through the Noise, Drive Referrals and Strengthen Retention. They also help firms develop and execute the logistics of high-end gifting programs to open up doors with impossible to reach C-level prospects and drive referrals from current clients.
His clients span across all sizes and industries but include the UBS, Raymond James, Wells Fargo, Chicago Bears, San Antonio Spurs, MGM, Shell, Chevron, Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies, DR Horton, Miami Dolphins, Caesar’s Entertainment, Silestone, Darren Hardy, Tom Searcy, Shep Hyken, Jayson Gaignard, Jeffrey Gitomer and John Maxwell.
He lives just outside of St Louis with his wife Lindsay and three daughters. His book, GIFTOLOGY, released on June 20th, 2016.
Tim is one of the top-rated keynote speakers on the speaking and lecture circuits due to his expertise, passionate delivery, and extensive pre-event preparation process. His highly-customized speeches on leadership development, sales success and collaboration deliver take away value for audience members as well as reinforcing event themes.
The thread through all of his talks is this: “Build relationships every working day of your life!” As a result, his opening general session talks inspire knowledge sharing and networking throughout the events he speaks at, delighting meeting planners.
Tim has extensive keynote speaking experience across a range of industries, government organizations and trade associations. His success comes from his tireless commitment to improve the lives of audiences he speaks to and drive performance for every one of his clients.
Nick Santonastasso is constantly defying the odds. Despite being born with no legs and one arm, Nick is a bodybuilder, internationally known public speaker and internet sensation.
Nick’s main goal is to give extreme value to a mass amount of people. From speaking at corporations about leadership, work ethic and how to be the best possible version of yourself to churches and schools where he preaches about the importance of loving yourself and being comfortable in your skin.
“It is extremely vital that we connect with these kids, they are our future.” says Nick.
Speaking about anything from his life story to motivate and show that you can accomplish anything in this world despite the limitations you may think you have, to suicide prevention and anti-bullying. You name it and Nick covers it, guaranteeing that from the kids to the teachers and corporate workers/ CEO’s that everyone will leave that presentation feeling refreshed, extremely motivated and most importantly with a whole new outlook on life.
Ted, also known as the CEO Whisperer, works exclusively with CEOs of midsize to large corporations. He earned his reputation by being a skillful executive who mastered the art of transforming adversity into opportunity and rapidly growing businesses that were in some sort of trouble.
In addition to being an executive, he has traveled the world, advised CEOs and other executives in significant corporations, built boards of directors for clients and started several companies. Because of that, he is known as the leader’s leader. Through his commitment to excellence as an executive, entrepreneur and adviser, he has developed the kind of business savvy that gives him the ability to effectively work with leadership teams, get to the source of problems, provide tools to fix them and then help the company drive breakthrough initiatives.
His personal and professional stories are both inspiring and shocking.
Already a veteran motivational speaker and bilingual speaker with over 300 presentations throughout North America, including a TEDx talk, Sébastien Sasseville worked for large companies during the first 10 years of his career. His accomplishments include summiting Mount Everest, completing the mythical Sahara race, and running across Canada. They are made all the more impressive by the fact that he lives with Type 1 Diabetes.
Turning his incredible experiences into concrete lessons applicable to the business world, Sebastien Sasseville’s customizes each speech to each client. He marries business with inspiration to speak on change management, peak performance and leadership. His inner fortitude, key insights and authenticity come from an ability to draw from lessons provided by seeking great personal challenges and to apply them to today’s most pressing and complex business concerns. His message connects with audiences worldwide from his exceptional storytelling, energy and humor.
Dave, Founder of Mortgage Coach, has over twenty-eight years of experience as a mortgage executive, business leader, and mobile technology pioneer. By launching Mortgage Coach, Dave has helped tens of thousands of loan officers and millions of homeowners make confident, informed, mortgage decisions.
Dave is passionate about leveraging mobile technology to help evangelize the Mortgage Coach mission of reinventing the mortgage experience for borrowers, lenders, and Realtors. Mortgage Coach, recently ranked 1 of 5 must-have real estate apps by USA TODAY, allows you to connect with families and partners, ensuring a confident mortgage decision can be made.
Dave is a recognized leader in the mortgage industry for his contributions to improving the professionalism and quality of advice that originators provide homeowners. As a mortgage industry leader, Dave has been a speaker at many major industry events, and before Mortgage Coach, Dave was one of the nation’s top loan originators and President of a national mortgage company.
Steve Scanlon is the Founder and CEO of Rewire, Inc., a company centered around teaching how the human mind shapes the path to success.His focus is on bringing current neurological discoveries to bear in areas of leadership, management, sales and operational performance, interpersonal communication, improved corporate culture, and personal excellence. Using the concepts of Lizard Brain, emotional intelligence, metacognition and mindfulness, Steve helps companies, teams and individuals better understand how to make effective changes for radical improvement. The ability to effectively manage change can not only improve our personal lives, but can be a powerful competitive advantage in our businesses, and Steve wants to help people understand that authentic and sustainable change is possible, and happens from the inside out. His strength is making the science behind how the human brain works not only more accessible to a broader audience, but also applicable to how we manage our day-to-day lives.
Steve has become a nationally recognized expert on communication, leadership, character development, and media training. He has revolutionized the way athletes, coaches, and executives train through the game on groundbreaking MILE™ curriculum, fueled by the power of Game Dynamics.
Founded by Steve Shenbaum in 1997, game on Nation has become one of the most respected firms in communication, character development, leadership, and teambuilding training. Through a groundbreaking, game-based training technique, called MILE™, the game on program harnesses the positive power of Mystery, Incentive, Laughter, and Empowerment to create immediate improvement people can see, feel, and measure. game on was based at IMG Academy from 2003-2012 where Steve and his staff oversaw all communication, leadership and media training programs. Since departing from IMG in 2012, some of his clients include the NBA Rookie Transition Program, NASCAR, Pittsburgh Pirates, 2015 USWNT World Cup Champions, US Olympic Committee, FSU football & FSU women’s soccer, Kentucky Basketball, Honda, the SEC, Ernst & Young, USO and the Wounded Warrior Project.
If you have a speaker that has sent clients down to the wreck of the Titanic, placed them on stage with their favorite rock group or closed Museums in Florence to place a table of 6 at the feet of Michelangelo’s David and then had Andrea Bocelli come in to Serenade them then you don’t need me.
If your last speaker was called the Real Life Wizard of Oz by Forbes and Entrepreneur magazine then you don’t need me.
If your speaker has worked with Sir Richard Branson, Elon Musk and Sir Elton John then again you don’t need me.
If not – THEN YOU NEED ME TO SPEAK AT YOUR NEXT EVENT!
Terri Sjodin is one of America's most highly sought after female speakers and has trained and motivated thousands of people from all over the world. Her unique specialization is advancing the persuasive presentation skills of professionals.
Over 20 years ago, Terri went into business for herself, building Sjodin Communications from a spare room in her home. Today, Terri’s clients include an impressive list of Fortune 500 companies, industry associations, and academic conferences. Her consulting practice has taken her from her house, to the US House of Representatives, where she has served as a keynote speaker and/or consultant for Members of Congress on multiple occasions.
Author of the national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact, Terri is a frequent guest on radio and television talk shows throughout the country appearing on The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, and in July of 2012, Terri was inducted into the NSA Speaker Hall of Fame.
You will find that her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is relatable and practical. Loaded with street-worthy ideas, methods, and tips that you can use immediately to get results.
From his humble upbringing in a small Midwestern town to portraying an invincible demigod on TV, to fighting for his life in a traumatic health incident, Kevin Sorbo takes audiences on a journey through his incredible and harrowing experiences and offers an inspiring message of resilience, hope and faith.
Kevin Sorbo captured hearts and thrilled audiences around the globe in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. What most people don’t know is how close he came to death after suffering a series of strokes toward the end of filming this television series. Through the grace of God, friends and family, Sorbo triumphed through a long and arduous healing process, which he shares in his best-selling book True Strength. Since then, Sorbo has continued to excel as an actor, producer and director in many outstanding and critically acclaimed film and television projects, including his role as an atheist philosophy professor challenged by one of his students in the wildly successful film God’s Not Dead. A devoted husband and father, Sorbo is the national spokesperson for the Afterschool Alliance, a nonprofit organization working to ensure that all children have access to quality after-school programs, and a national spokesperson for A World Fit For Kids!, a nonprofit group that gives young people the training, tools and support they need to achieve their goals and lead fit and fulfilling lives. Sorbo touches the spirit of each audience member by providing real-life takeaways they can apply to their own lives as a better future is never out of reach.
Sam holds many titles including filmmaker, radio host, actress, international model, author, wife, mother, and home education advocate.
After high school in Pittsburg, PA, Sam studied biomedical engineering at Duke University before pursuing a career in modeling. Modeling offered her the chance to travel and learn languages; she is fluent in five. Sam moved to Los Angeles for acting, where dedication and perseverance gained her roles in several films (Bonfire of the Vanities and Twenty Bucks) and TV shows, including Chicago Hopeand Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. Hercules introduced her to Kevin Sorbo, who swept her off her feet. They married in 1998 and she moved to New Zealand. While living in Auckland, Sam created and published a humorous and educational photo-book, Gizmoe: The Legendary Journeys, Auckland. Sam’s most recent book, with co-author Marius Forté, is The Answer: Proof of God in Heaven. She is radio host of nationally syndicated The Sam Sorbo Show, speaks publically around the country and recently appeared in the movies Hope Bridge, with Kevin Sorbo and Boo Boo Stewart, and Just Let Go with Ian Cusick, for which she won "Best Supporting Actress" at the Utah Film Festival.
Debby Stone is an executive coach, a former practicing attorney, an entrepreneur, a mother, a volunteer and a business leader. She is also the author of The Art of Self-Promotion: Tell Your Story, Transform Your Career. Debby brings this breadth of experience in business and in life to her speaking, delivering messages that are practical, powerful and engaging.
Over the last decade, Debby has spoken at corporations, law firms, universities and industry conferences. Her warm and witty personality allows her to build quick rapport with audiences, and her breadth of experience gives her the ability to speak to a wide variety of people in a multitude of industries.
Debby is a leader in the world of professional and personal development. She has been featured in numerous podcasts, quoted in a variety of publications and has hosted her own radio program. Whether speaking to a large audience or facilitating an interactive workshop with a small group, Debby delivers immediately inspiring speeches that leave her audiences ready to take steps toward greater professional and personal success.
My biggest insight as a communicator came when I realized the people who hire me are more nervous than I am! That bothered me, but made perfect sense. The success of their event was riding on the quality of their speaker. They were counting on me to deliver. An audience might forget a bad meal but they won’t forget a bad speech.
In order for that to change I created a process that puts my clients at ease before I ever take the stage. And if they agree to walk through the process, I will make them a promise. If I don’t meet their expectations, they don’t pay me. Simple as that.
I don’t make that claim lightly. I can’t. I make it because I know what my clients want. The process clearly defined their communication objectives and painted a bullseye that I could hit — every single time.
David is the founder of MRDEU Global Media, a small digital marketing & coaching firm showing entrepreneurs, small business owners, and heart-centered consultants around the world how to get crystal clear with their niche, scale their business and make an impact in the world.
David has been a featured guest on nationally syndicated radio, podcast and television programs like TBN, WGN, CLTV, PBS, The Strausburg Report, N’Digo Magazine and more.
David is a uniquely gifted national level communicator & author crafting customized messages integrating humor, media, and real-life experiences. He has worked with organizations like the Chicago Bears, NFL Alumni Association, Boys & Girls Clubs, Pro Sports Experience, and featured artists like Tye Tribbett, Veronica Petrucci (Angelo & Veronica), Carmen, Israel Houghton, Freddy Rodriguez, Brandon Roberson, Puchi Colon, Javis Mays and more.
NEED A KEYNOTE SPEAKER TO WOW YOU AUDIENCE AND MOTIVATE THE ---- OUT OF THEM?
Ron Vaimberg is the most dynamic, entertaining and motivating presenter in the industry. Regardless of whether you want to motivate, entertain or provide some real market insight to your team or association, Ron has the presentation you want and need.
Because of Ron's 25+ years of experience in the mortgage industry and real life experiences as an elite originator, he has all the resources, real life stories, and personal experiences to deliver the exact message you want for your program.
Find out about how Ron can have a tremendous long lasting impact on your audience that will last long after the program ends.
Jon is on a mission to show you how to Live Life In The Front Row™ through the transformative art of moment making. He is a social entrepreneur, committed husband, father of two, and an ultramarathon runner.
He is the #1 bestselling author of The Front Row Factor: Transform Your Life with The Art of Moment Making. The book is a collection of inspiring stories, compelling science, and life strategies that challenge you to explore your values, establish priorities and reconnect to a higher purpose and deeper meaning within your life.
As an award-winning speaker, Jon has given more than 750 keynote presentations for many companies, organizations, universities, and associations. Clients include Vitamix, Cutco Cutlery, Maurices, St. Thomas Health, Keller Williams Realty, and the U.S. Navy. Jon brings a refreshingly effective and modern motivational edge that genuinely connects with his audience as he ignites their enthusiasm, and challenges their status-quo.
Today’s leaders face a pressure to innovate—or else perish—unlike any other time in history. Advances in social, mobil and cloud technology, coupled with fierce global competition has made the business landscape nearly unrecognizable from what it was a mere 10 years ago.
Erik Wahl’s entertaining and invigorating Art of Leadership presentation paints a compelling new portrait for what the successful leaders of tomorrow will look like. He inspires audiences to shed old ways of thinking and “business as usual” processes that are outdated, inefficient and detrimental to productivity. Audience members learn new ways to build an emotional connection to drive future employee engagement. Erik’s presentation stretches traditional assumptions on leadership. The end results include:
innovative solutions to further your organization
attracting and engaging quality employees
new efficiencies and the end of detrimental redundancies
Growth and comfort cannot co-exist. When leaders come from a place of authenticity, curiosity, exploration and purpose, this leads to more meaningful connections among team members and with clients and customers—and ultimately, a more profitable organization. An engaged employee equals an engaged customer.
Lt. Col. (ret.) Waldo Waldman - The Wingman – is a Hall of Fame leadership speaker, executive coach, and author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Never Fly Solo. He teaches organizations how to build trusting, revenue producing relationships with their employees, partners, and customers while sharing his experiences as a combat decorated F-16 fighter pilot and businessman.
Waldo overcame massive claustrophobia and a fear of heights to become a fighter pilot and believes that the key to building a culture of trust lies with your wingmen – the men and women in your life who help you to overcome obstacles, adapt to change, and achieve success. In business and life, you should never fly solo!
Waldo is a graduate of the U.S Air Force Academy and also holds an MBA with a focus on Organizational Behavior. He is an inductee into the Professional Speaker Hall of Fame, a prestigious award that honors speakers who have reached the top echelon of platform excellence, and has been bestowed on less than 190 speakers worldwide. He is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) and his clients include Hewlett Packard, Verizon, American Express, Siemens, The Denver Broncos, and Johnson & Johnson.
A highly sought after speaker, consultant, and leadership expert, Randy Walton has been challenging the norms of business thought for over 20 years. Randy is a pioneer in developing compelling and profitable market strategies through the use of a unique, core value assessment and ideation process. He has extensive experience in corporate strategic planning, operations management, marketing, technology operations, business consulting, and organizational leadership. Mr. Walton works and travels extensively throughout North America and Western Europe mentoring and advising senior leaders and executive teams. An expert on the human motivation and organizational performance, Randy provides highly entertaining keynote presentations that challenge the way audiences view the world around and unlock the secrets of human interaction. These humorous and highly interactive presentations are powerful and actionable to affect the performance of teams both large and small.
Randy is also a noted social entrepreneur leading efforts to create life changing impact in the local and global community around economic and community development. He is the co-author of: Enhancing Your Business Value… The Climb To The Top… Smart Strategies for a Successful Expedition
Tom is a professional speaker and author of The Empathy Effect who gives keynotes and seminars around the country. Tom's rags-to-riches story, a rise to wealth and success is one that he credits to the empathy for others which his parents instilled in him at an early age. Tom has a knack to make complex things simple and inspires his audiences to prosper in their own life and business by seeing what's important to others. Tom gives insights how "empathy-based, unique-selling propositions" lead to higher profitability, and the importance of empathy for company culture, leadership, negotiating, and more.
Tom is CEO and founder of Majestic Consulting and Marketing as well as founder of Path2Buy, a free educational resource created to help people prepare, over time, to become tomorrow's homeowners.
Dennis, author of The Rancher’s Gift, a motivated, visionary leader, is known for his ability to encourage Christians of all ages to discover their life purpose.
As a keynote speaker Dennis uses his 40 years of leadership experience and down home, rancher delivery, to inspire the audience with life experiences that produce relevant and meaningful change.
His unique style of delivery is captivating and inspiring.
The Rancher’s Gift, is his message, in story form of discovering how to find life purpose. Whether for a men’s group, women’s group, home schoolers convention, etc. his message is impactful, memorable, effective and life changing. His positive attitude, ease of connecting with any audience, passion and energy are infectious and inspirational.